Marked increase in Scotland social work degree applicants
New figures show a marked upturn in students joining social work degree courses in Scotland, according to the Scottish Social Services Council.
Nottinghamshire social workers’ annual leave cut
Long-serving social workers at Nottinghamshire county council have had their annual leave cut by three days.
Newly qualified social workers
A study of newly qualified social workers has found that most wanted to quit after a year because of a combination of work pressures and lack of support.
Social workers could not have foreseen Shannon Matthews kidnap
BASW has welcomed a report that says social workers could not have anticipated Shannon Matthews’s abduction or her mother’s involvement in it.